Service was good as was food. Really noisy - don't plan for intimate dining experience there. Credit card system was down which forced us to pay with cash which we had, luckily. Seemed odd for system to crash and have no back up plan.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious as usual. Salmon
Delicious as usual. Salmon was requested rare and it was perfectly prepared. Only complaint is the amount of salt in anything liquid (soup etc). The chef seems to have an exceptionally heavy hand in liquid-based dishes .
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even though part of a chain, and now 10 years old, it continues to evolve/improve. Some complex dishes fall short (some are great though), but this is a fish/seafood place that starts with excellent fish/seafood and cooks/seasons it just right - even the numerous special requests my wife comes up with. They even source the ice cream from a fantastic local artisanal shop Bent Spoon. It is not quite the Blue Point Grill, but unbelievably good for Route 1 and there's rarely a wait. Also a happening bar scene.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good. On the ball had our OpenTable reservation. Seated us right away and provided prompt service excellent food and processed our bill quickly, so we could make our movie.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for business lunches
Took a colleague here for lunch and was very satisfied with the food. Portobello fries were not what I expected--more like portobello tempura--but still tasty. Restaurant was comfortable and tables were spaced well so you can have a conversation without having to raise your voice. Only complaint was that server disappeared for 20 minutes right when we were trying to pay the bill and get back to work. Had to have another server from a nearby table track down our check. Our original server eventually returned and apologized for the delay.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good experience
We went to Big Fish on a Wednesday for a business meeting / lunch. The waitress generously left us alone for an hour, refilling our drinks when we needed refills, never asking if we were ready to order. When we were ready, she was right there, took our orders, brought our meals (which were excellent), brought our check. We were in and out in 2 hours and got a lot accomplished. Thank you, Big Fish.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service needs improvement
Food was good but service not so. Waiter came 3 times and said "I will get you some bread" but it took 20 minutes. We did not get the specials of the day menu. Table not set properly and it took 2 visits for the waiter to take away the extra place settings. Wait staff seems stretched too thin. Not what I would expect from a $50 per person dinner.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
great night to eat outdoors..only
great night to eat outdoors..only overlooks parking lot but still very enjoyable. we split the cape cpp salad which was excellent. bread basket a delight as well. both of us had the halibut with the dynamite crab topping. a bit pricey but excellent quality fish. the portion is small enough for me to finish, but i need to point out that a large portion turns me off. nice new zealand saviogn blanc rounded out the meal.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice meal
We were a group of 6 ranging in age from 13 to 79. Everyone loved their meals. And the bar drinks were great also. Server was wonderful!
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time experience - food
First time experience - food was good as was service. A bit pricey.
Place is large and noise level high though not a problem for us on this visit as we had great corner table.
Nice wine selections and several moderately priced alternatives.
Desert was a disappointment - key lime pie merely mediocre.
We will go back.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again n excellent meal.
Once again n excellent meal. Salmon cooked to perfection (medium rare as requested). Mussels delicious. And creme brulee which is sinfully good. Topped off by an attentive waiter who has served us before and even remembered our beverage choice.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Our server, Dillon, was very attentive and the kitchen altered my food selection based on my food allergies. Meal was very good and plated beautifully. Local beer offerings. We will definitely return.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliably fresh fish, excellent
Reliably fresh fish, excellent salads. A real neighborhood gem.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big Fish is uniformly great.
Big Fish is uniformly great. Highly recommend it. It is a regular with this family.
7/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place to meet friends and family in the area. We come from PA for great food.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner caesar salad: excellent!
Dinner caesar salad: excellent! Service attentive. Rolls fresh out of the oven. Wonderful. Thanks, Big Fish.
8/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
lots of energy,great for bar scene,
Good food,energetic, lots of fresh fish, our waiter was excellent, good kids menu selection
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent for fried calamari
We had fried calamari with friends and so far this this is best of all NJ restaurants we have gone to. The calamari was crunchy but the inside was perfectly cooked. We even requested for an extra dip since we liked it so much.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Seafood selection
If you are into seafood, then you must visit Bigfish. It has a great selection of seafood. I had the blackened salmon burger and it was delicious. The sweet potato fries were a nice side to accompany the burger. The organic iced tea was also delicious. My husband had the swordfish steak and he also loved it.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
only disappointment was not
only disappointment was not getting an outside table..although it looks on to the parking lot, it is still a pleasure on a lovely evening.
we shared a cape codder salad and both ordered pan seared halibut. we chose different toppings, one the Oscar and the other the dynamite. both were great!!!
8/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Watermelon gazpacho is a real
Watermelon gazpacho is a real treat in this hot weather. And the dinner caesar salad is perfect. A very special restaurant.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service, food and presentation of the food were great. We will be going to this great restaurant again soon!
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had the Tilapia which was fresh and prepared nicely. Very tasty and healthy choice.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
4 of us in the group for ladies night out. we had all been here before, the food was very good and wait staff very attentive. they tried to sit us in a booth in bar area (was a little dark and non energetic), we requested a table in main room (bright and sunny) they moved us right away. a few notable foods, tempura shrimp, baked seafood platter, jambalaya and halibut. delicious!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super delicious. And very
Super delicious. And very welcoming -- from the charming hostess to the thoughtful server. Totally enjoyable.
8/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was delicious and the
Food was delicious and the decor was creative and fun.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always excellent
The food is always excellent and never disapointing.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls' night out
My girlfriends and I get together every other month or so for dinner without the kids. We had reservations for 8pm which gave us plenty of time to catch up. The apps were yum (I had the mozzerella caprese) and we all ordered the fish and chips. The menu is quite extensive, obviously lots of fresh fish options, but we were all in a comfort mood.
The atmosphere is fine, just a little noisy...the nature of the building (high ceilings). Otherwise, we had a nice time.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service is extremely attentive.
Service is extremely attentive. If you become a "regular" you are greeted with ice tea. Food is delicious. A neighborhood gem in the true meaning of the words.
9/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
a dinner with a family
My 92 year old mother is on a wheel chair so that I selected this restaurant with an easy access from the parking lot. Vegetables were cooked for a short time so that it was crunchy and good for me, but my mother could not eat any of them as they were too hard to chew with her false teeth. She could only eat bread and fish. When I asked the waiter to bring some soft bread he brought additional one. My sisters enjoyed the pasta dish and the freshly prepared fish. This is a good place for both family or business lunch/dinner.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big fish is Great!!!
I recently had dinner with a group of 10. Service was excellent and the food was very flavorful. The buffalo salad was delicious can't wait to go again!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Family Time Locale
Big Fish is excellent with personalized attention from waitstaff and the manager. I wish they had a vegetarian offering but you can be creative with the existing menu.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time. Pleasantly surprised. Atmosphere uplifting contemporary attractive. Delicious salad fish and crime brûlée will definitely return.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Extraordinary seasonal squash
Extraordinary seasonal squash soup. Unbelievably wonderful. Can't wait to have it again.
9/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and great service! Have been there many times and things have been consistently positive.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waiter's wine recommendation
The waiter's wine recommendation (chemin blanc) was excellent. The butternut squash bisque was stupendous! The bowl's center decoration of sunflower seeds was a great idea! There were two delicious rolls: parmigiana scallion and poppy seed. We definitely must return because where else can you find on a menu both sea bass and mahi mahi?
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Value- Great fish
During the week go for Happy hour- inexpensive cocktails and appetizers. Or go for the early bird- three great courses for $15.99.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
we were a party of 5, the menu had something for everyone. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal and cocktails.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again a great meal was had at the Big Fish. Everything comes out hot and fresh. The portions are a nice size and the flavors are just perfect. The Coho Salmon I had was oven baked and just perfect and my wife had the potato encrusted tilapia which was a thick piece of fish in a potato breading. She said the fish was great, but the breadfing was a bit greasy. I started with the seafood chowder which was tasty but could have had a little more fish pieces in it. Overall, it was a great meal.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, as always. The
Delicious, as always. The standards are high and they are met.
10/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
After staying away for a while, after a just OK meal, glad I returned. The food, my friend and I both chose a special, was quite good, back to its original glory. Also, the wine was good and well priced. The birthday loyalty program didn't hurt!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find
This was my first visit. I had thought of this as just another restaurant in a shopping mall; it proved to be much more and a very pleasant surprise. We both started with soups. My seasonal squash soup was particularly delicious; her lobster bisque was also very good. For the main course I had grilled bass; my companion had duck. Both were excellently prepared, and our waiter and the kitchen were most helpful in letting me substitute the vegetables of another entree to go with my fish. The wine list was good and reasonably priced and the mixed drinks were interesting and well-prepared. We will come again quite frequently. The bar scene looked lively and I would make more use of it if I were younger!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attentive service, perfect
Attentive service, perfect salad and a squash soup that cannot be topped..
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great as usual
Girlfriends getting together for a catchup dinner, great wind down from work, great menu, always glad to be here.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The biscuits were absolutely the greatest. The flaky softness and spiciness (jalapeno) was a wonderful surprise. I almost asked for a second basket.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gourmet food without the view
Food was excellent. Restaurant is clean and decor is soft and gives off that calm and quiet atmosphere, and is relaxing. Unfortunately the view out the windows is to the parking lot. Its a shame, as there are trees on the property. The location of the building is not in the best spot. The sign outside needs to be lit up in the evening hours, as it isn't really visible.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Drink specials were imaginative and well crafted. Pricing was acceptable too. Special fall menu was also well crafted and enticing. Had dinner on a Saturday night with a large group. All the appetizers came out at the same time, as did the main courses. Food was delicious. Service was terrific, always available when needed.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious from beginning to end
great appetizers, entrees and desserts - we enjoyed every bite!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Made a reservation online and was then seated by the usher right next to the serving station. Was provided a table at a quieter location with less staff traffic. We have been to the restaurant several times before. The food and service was very good, cocktails were very good as well
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seafood done right
I've been to this restaurant multiple times but normally for their amazing happy hour!! This time a sit down dinner with a friend. Had the chowder which was delicious along with the mix of cheddar and garlic rolls. Entree I had the fresh Tilapia with coconut rice and fresh veggies, again delicious. Then dessert pumpkin cheesecake to die for, just the right amount of spice. Also had the Pear Martini which was ok but recommend the Apples and oranges instead. Overall great meal!!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM